By John Berger
During this quietly innovative paintings of social commentary and clinical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr teach their gaze on an English nation surgeon and discover a common man--one who has taken it upon himself to acknowledge his patient's humanity whilst sickness and the terror of demise have made them unrecognizable to themselves. within the impoverished rural neighborhood within which he works, John Sassall have a tendency the maimed, the loss of life, and the lonely. he's not purely the dispenser of therapies however the repository of stories. And as Berger and Mohr stick to Sassall approximately his rounds, they produce a booklet whose cautious element broadens right into a meditation at the price we assign a human lifestyles. First released thirty years in the past, A lucky guy is still relocating and deeply relevant--no different booklet has provided this sort of shut and passionate research of the jobs medical professionals play of their society.
"In modern letters John Berger turns out to me peerless; now not considering that Lawrence has there been a author who bargains such attentiveness to the sensual international with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."--Susan Sontag